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Summoners usually just pass through on their way elsewhere.
—Lulu

Guadosalam /gwadosə'ɫam/ is the city of the Guado where the gateway to the Farplane is situated in Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2. The city sits on the path from the north bank of the Moonflow and the southern trail of the Thunder Plains. It comprises three levels with the exits at the bottommost points, the path to the Farplane on the upper level, and the Palace—residence of the current leader—at the center. The city is inside an underground cavern where the walls and walkways are the twisted roots of the trees of the Moonflow's north bank and the city resembles an underground swamp.

StoryEdit

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Final Fantasy XEdit

Guadosalam

Guadosalam in-game.

Yuna and her guardians pass through Guadosalam on their pilgrimage and are invited to meet with Maester Seymour Guado who has taken an interest in the young summoner. After showing the group a magical sphere projection of the ancient Zanarkand and Lady Yunalesca, he proposes to Yuna.

Yuna heads to the Farplane to speak with the images of her parents and make her decision. The party accompanies her to speak with their own deceased loved ones, and Tidus and Yuna share a moment when she urges him to conjure an image of his mother, bringing up resentment towards his father Jecht.

Upon exiting the Farplane the former Guado Maester, Lord Jyscal, emerges through the gate and drops a sphere at Yuna's feet. She takes the sphere and sends Jyscal back to the Farplane. Yuna enters the Palace to deliver her decision to Seymour while the rest wait outside and contemplate what would happen if Yuna accepted the proposal. After learning Seymour has left for the temple at Lake Macalania, the group heads toward the Thunder Plains.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Musicians Guadosalam

The Guado brought the Musicians to Guadosalam.

Following Sin's defeat, the Eternal Calm was not a happy time for the Guado. The remaining Ronso sought vengeance for the crimes committed by Maester Seymour on their race and, fearing their retribution, the Guado fled Guadosalam and took refuge in the Macalania Woods. The city lay empty for a time until the Leblanc Syndicate made it their base of operations, with Leblanc turning the Palace into her personal chateau which is kept heavily guarded. Tobli, an aspiring stage producer, has office space in the city as well.

After acquiring uniforms to disguise themselves as members of the Leblanc Syndicate, Yuna, Rikku and Paine infiltrate Chateau Leblanc to retrieve a stolen sphere fragment. Shinra installs a CommSphere at Guadosalam where the Gullwings can view the city from their airship. If Yuna helps the Guado and the Ronso settle their differences, the Guado return to Guadosalam with Tromell, Seymour's former butler, as their leader, along with the musicians of the Macalania Woods.

Spoilers end here.

LocationsEdit

QuestsEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

Affection mechanicsEdit

If Tidus talks with Lulu after Yuna enters Seymour's mansion, when talking to Lulu a third time she will say "I shouldn't have to say this, but don't fall in love with her [Yuna]". Replying "Too late" will increase Yuna's affection value by eight. Replying "You're more my type, Lulu" will increase Lulu's affection value by eight.

If Tidus talks with Rikku after Yuna enters Seymour's mansion, she will ask "It's your big chance, huh?" Replying "I guess you're right" will increase Yuna's affection value by eight. Replying "I'd rather have you, Rikku" will increase Rikku's affection value by eight.

Watching Kimahri leave the item shop will increase his affection value by six.

When the player returns to Guadosalam later on in the game, but before defeating Ginnem's Yojimbo in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth, speaking with Lulu in the Farplane will boost her affection value by eight.

After defeating Ginnem's Yojimbo in the Cavern of the Stolen Fayth, speaking to Lulu in the Farplane will further increase her affection value by eight.

As in every other location, when the party is spread out, the one Tidus talks to first gains affection points.

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Buyer Be Where?Edit

Note: This mini quest can serve as the answer to O'aka's debt before Chapter 3.

Use the hints provided to hunt down the person in Guadosalam who's out for some data! Press Playstation Button S to trick... er, talk your target into making the purchase! But be quick - no one wants old news!

  • Objective: Find a buyer for the data.
  • Unlock: Becomes available when Yuna talks to the innkeeper and buys data off of him for 10,000 gil.
  • Reward: Varies from 15,000 - 90,000 gil, depending on the file. The player may soft restart if the reward was not satisfactory.
Hint Buyers Location Gil offered
He is someone loafing around indoors Hypello in Tobli Productions building 25000 gil
The person is a woman Woman in green northwest 25000 gil
The guy you're after is just sitting around Man in red sitting outside Data Dealer building 25000 gil
It's someone right next to a door Man to the left of Tobli Productions entrance 30000 gil
This man bears himself with confidence Man with brown helmet outside Data Dealer building 30000 gil
This individual can be found indoors Man in shop 30000 gil
It was someone rather young, yes Woman with red bandanna northwest 30000 gil
It's someone sitting down. I wonder what he's doing there? Man in blue sitting northwest 40000 gil
I believe it's someone interested in joining the Syndicate Woman standing right of Chateau Leblanc 40000 gil
It's a guy sitting down Kid with helmet outside Data Dealer building 50000 gil
It's someone near the door that will not open Man with blue bandanna southwest 50000 gil
I haven't the slightest clue what this guy is doing Hypello walking around 50000 gil
It's someone by the entrance to town Man near the exit to Thunder Plains 60000 gil
It is a woman Woman to right of Tobli Productions building entrance 70000 gil
This guy's in a place you wouldn't expect Shopkeeper in shop 80000 gil
It's the last person you'd expect, no question Data Dealer himself 100000 gil

Missions (Chapter 2)Edit

Strip SearchEdit
Note: This is a compulsory mission which is required to complete the game.

The Leblanc Syndicate may have stolen the Gullwings's hard-earned sphere, but you're going to sneak into Chateau Leblanc and steal it right back! Locate the Syndicate members deployed across Spira and relieve them of their clothing.

  • Objective: Acquire three women's Syndicate uniforms.
  • Unlock: Becomes available when the party returns to the Celsius after they hand over the 'Awesome Sphere'.
  • Reward: Bum Rush Garment Grid
Faking and EnteringEdit
Note: This is a compulsory mission which is required to complete the game.

Nobody steals from the Gullwings! Break into Chateau Leblanc and take back what is rightfully yours!

  • Objective: Recover the stolen sphere.
  • Unlock: Becomes available when the party returns to the Celsius after they steal three uniforms.
  • Reward: Reassembled Sphere, Healing Light Garment Grid

Episode CompleteEdit

To get Episode Complete in Guadosalam the player must complete the following:

  • Chapter 1 – The player must find Tromell and speak to him four times at the Macalania Woods.
  • Chapter 1 – The player must find the three musicians by walking around the Macalania Woods.
  • Chapter 2 – The player must gather three Syndicate uniforms and complete the Leblanc Chateau infiltration.
  • Chapter 3 – The party must defeat Garik at Mt. Gagazet.
  • Chapter 5 – The player must find Tromell and speak with him twice.

ShopsEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

O'akaEdit

Item Cost
Potion 50 gil
Phoenix Down 100 gil
Antidote 50 gil
Eye Drops 50 gil
Echo Screen 50 gil
Soft 50 gil
Equipment User Cost
Double-Edge Tidus 2,175 gil
Belladonna Wand Yuna 3,075 gil
Blind Pass Wakka 3,075 gil
Fatal Cait Sith Lulu 12,825 gil
Shimmering Blade Auron 1,650 gil
Devastator Rikku 825 gil
Yellow Shield Tidus 2,325 gil
Yellow Ring Yuna 2,325 gil
Yellow Armguard Wakka 2,325 gil
Yellow Bangle Lulu 2,325 gil
Yellow Armlet Kimahri 2,325 gil
Yellow Bracer Auron 2,325 gil
Yellow Targe Rikku 2,325 gil

Guadosalam ShopEdit

Before airship
Item Cost
Potion 75 gil
Phoenix Down 150 gil
Antidote 75 gil
Eye Drops 75 gil
Echo Screen 75 gil
Soft 75 gil
Equipment User Cost
Baroque Sword Tidus 1,237 gil
Ductile Rod Yuna 1,237 gil
Switch Hitter Wakka 1,237 gil
Variable Mog Lulu 1,237 gil
Halberd Kimahri 2,475 gil
Shimmering Blade Auron 2,475 gil
Devastator Rikku 1,237 gil
Yellow Shield Tidus 3,487 gil
Yellow Ring Yuna 3,487 gil
Yellow Armguard Wakka 3,487 gil
Yellow Bangle Lulu 3,487 gil
Yellow Armlet Kimahri 3,487 gil
Yellow Bracer Auron 3,487 gil
Yellow Targe Rikku 3,487 gil
After airship
Item Cost
Potion 75 gil
Hi-Potion 750 gil
Phoenix Down 150 gil
Antidote 75 gil
Eye Drops 75 gil
Echo Screen 75 gil
Soft 75 gil
Power Distiller 150 gil
Mana Distiller 150 gil
Speed Distiller 150 gil
Ability Distiller 150 gil
Equipment User Cost
Prism Steel Tidus 67,612 gil
Prism Rod Yuna 67,612 gil
Prism Ball Wakka 67,612 gil
Prism Cactuar Lulu 67,612 gil
Prism Spear Kimahri 67,612 gil
Prism Blade Auron 67,612 gil
Prism Claw Rikku 67,612 gil
Glorious Shield Tidus 40,837 gil
Glorious Ring Yuna 40,837 gil
Glorious Armguard Wakka 40,837 gil
Glorious Bangle Lulu 40,837 gil
Glorious Armlet Kimahri 40,837 gil
Glorious Bracer Auron 40,837 gil
Glorious Targe Rikku 40,837 gil

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

Item Cost Chapters Available
Potion 50 All
Antidote 50 All
Eye Drops 50 All
Echo Screen 50 All
Soft 50 All
Holy Water 300 All
Regen Bangle 3,000 Ch 3
Pearl Necklace 4,000 Ch 1, 2, 5
Gris-Gris Bag 4,000 Ch 3
Favorite Outfit 4,000 Ch 3+
Angel Earrings 5,000 Ch 1, 2, 5
Gold Anklet 5,000 Ch 1, 2, 5
Kinesis Badge 10,000 Ch 1-2
Wall Ring 10,000 Ch 3
Mute Shock 15,000 Ch 1, 2, 5
Venom Shock 15,000 All
Dream Shock 15,000 Ch 3+
Blind Shock 15,000 Ch 5

ItemsEdit

Final Fantasy XEdit

Final Fantasy X-2Edit

In Chapter 5:

  • Kaiser Knuckles (Tobli Productions, receive Episode Complete for Moonflow and Guadosalam)
  • Crystal Ball (Tobli Productions, receive Episode Concluded for Moonflow, allow Garik to kill Guado)
  • Key to Success (Tobli Productions, receive Episode Complete for Moonflow, but allow Garik to kill Guado)
  • Tempered Will Garment Grid (locked house after speaking to Tromell, must get Episode Complete)
  • Baralai's Sphere (locked house after speaking to Tromell, must get Episode Complete)
  • Tetra Bracelet (locked house after speaking to Tromell, must get Episode Complete)

Musical themesEdit

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"Guadosalam" from Final Fantasy X
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FFX Guadosalam
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The theme that plays while in Guadosalam in Final Fantasy X is known as "Guadosalam". The theme is arranged for piano on the Piano Collections: Final Fantasy X album.

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"Guadosalam" from Final Fantasy X-2
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FFX-2 Guadosalam
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In Final Fantasy X-2, the theme that plays in the town is again called "Guadosalam" on the Final Fantasy X-2 Original Soundtrack. "Kuon - The Troupe Performs" plays if the player achieves an Episode Complete in Chapter 5.

GalleryEdit

EtymologyEdit

Guado is the Italian word for the English "ford". In Italian Guado is also an alternative name for the Isatis tinctoria, a flowering plant.

Salam (سلام) is the Arabic word for "Peace". Its synonymous meaning in Indonesian and Malay language, Salam means "to greet" and "to shake one's hand upon meeting".

Together, the city's name roughly means to 'cross the shallow threshold in peace', likely referring to the location of the Farplane, and perhaps, 'to greet those who have passed on', likely referring to people coming to Guadosalam visit the dead who have passed on to the Farplane.

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